Giasone e Medea (1787)

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Start date: 
1 January 1787
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Distant relative
Production notes: 
This group of ballets was performed as interval entertainments during the production of Angiolo Tarchi's opera Il Demofoonte. It is very likely that they drew on Euripides and/or Seneca. Performances took place during the fair of 1787. It is possible that the ballets were related to earlier similarly-titled ballets by Le Picq and Ricciardi at San Benedetto in Venice in 1771 (Sartori ID 431), and Riccardi's own Giasone and Medea in 1785 (Sartori ID 11832). All of these were strongly influenced by Noverre's choreography for the similarly titled ballet Giasone e Medea, performed at Stuttgart in 1763 (Sartori ID 7825). The formulation on the title page of the scenario for the production of Noverre's choreography in Milan in 1788 (Sartori ID 11833) reads: 'Stato altre volte dato dal sig. Carlo Le Picq ed ora rimesso dal sig. Domenico Le Fevre'. This could imply that at least some of the similarly titled productions by Le Picq and his collaborator Ricciardi were based on Noverre's original choreography.
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Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)
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Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Medea Seneca
Medea Euripides
Person Role Notes
Paolo Bianchi Musical Director of the ballet
Paolo Bianchi Instrumentalist first violin
Domenico Ricciardi Choreographer

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